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Overview
Credentials

Bruce Dudley is a member of the Firm’s Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and estate and trust administration.

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EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Louisville, 1980
  • B.A., Transylvania University, 1976

ADMISSIONS

Kentucky

HONORS

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Trusts & Estates and Litigation-Trusts & Estates, 2005-2021
  • Best Lawyers® 2021 Louisville Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2019 Louisville Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Louisville Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Highest Professional Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers® since 2007
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Lawyers” in the area of Trusts, Wills & Estates Law by Louisville Magazine, March 2014

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1980-81, Clerk, U.S. District Judge James F. Gordon

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Member of Business Planning and Fiduciary Litigation Committees
  • Former Chair of the Probate Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee
  • Former President of the Estate Planning Council of Louisville
  • Former Chair of the Probate Section of the Louisville Bar Association
  • Frequent lecturer at Professional Seminars over the years.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Board of Overseers of University of Louisville
  • Board of Directors of Home of the Innocents
  • Board of Directors of Cave Hill Cemetery
  • Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital Foundation

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